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Growing Watermelon

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Watermelon in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 21°C and 35°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 60 - 75 cm apart
  • Harvest in 12-17 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Sweetcorn, Sunflowers
  • Avoid growing close to: Potatoes

Your comments and tips

14 Apr 18, (Canada - Zone 3b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I wanted to start greenhouse & I am following www.agricultureguruji.com blog for greenhouse please help me which crop suitable for me in greenhouse
05 Apr 18, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Give it a go. Probably too late now. Plant next Sept/Oct.
12 Mar 18, DANIEL Etheridge (USA - Zone 8b climate)
when should i plant watermelon in zone 8b apple valley California 92308
09 Mar 18, Justin .C (Australia - temperate climate)
I have planted 2 watermelons in early summer & they produced 3 good sized fruits, 2 are still on the vine & now the vine is sending out lots of runners with numerous fruits which I have pollinated, it's now early Autumn. Will these fruits mature or does the vine die off once the cooler weather starts?
11 Mar 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Let them grow they probably will produce fruit but probably not as good as the first 3. Yes the plants will die back some time.
18 Feb 18, Lynn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have tomatoes growing with a watermelon vine. The watermelon is doing well, but the tomatoes’ leaves are growing distorted. Does anyone know about interplanting these two crops? Should I pull the tomatoes out?
20 Feb 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus went through southern Qld back in 2009 or so. It has probably spread far wider by now. The leaf is like your hand with the fingers still curled in. The leaf doesn't open out and grow. The plant becomes stunted. Caused by the silver winged fly. Look it up on the internet. It can be stopped with a soap spray. If no success pull it out and put in rubbish bin. It wiped out the tomato growing industry in Bundaberg.
16 Feb 18, david harris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
had any one have black water melon seeds for sale -
19 Feb 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Internet seed selling companies - Boondie is one. $1 for a few.
06 Jan 18, khalil (USA - Zone 12a climate)
hi, please i need best F1 watermelon, tomato, cucumber & squash seeds growing well in USDA Zones 11b - 12a ( very hot climates and dry ) thanks
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